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Re: version question 32bit vs 64bit

32 bits.
There are many versions of intel processors, and they are usually called "x86" familly. When they are usual 32 bits, you will have things like i386, i486, i586 or i686 (i think the 'i' is for intel structure, the 86 for the family, and 3,4,5 or 6 the version).

For 64 bits versions, I have only seen the 64_x86 appellation, here 64_ is only a prefix to say 64bits.

The interest of knowing the version of the processor is for compile-time optimizations (using more features of your processor will improve softwares' performances).

Le 12.11.2012 00:29, Jim Pazarena a écrit :
does the following output from "uname -a" identify if this server has
been loaded with 32 bit or 64 bit Debian?

Linux netmon 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 10:27:25 UTC 2012
i686 GNU/Linux
Jim Pazarena         debian@paz.bz

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